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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Annual Cancer Prevention Fair to be Held

Saturday, May 19 at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic’s Eastside Clinic

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and Cottage Health System to provide free and low-cost cancer screenings for uninsured and under-insured community members


On Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC), Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and Cottage Health System will host a Cancer Prevention Fair to provide free and low-cost cancer screenings for community members who are uninsured or under-insured. The screenings will be held at SBNC’s Eastside Neighborhood Clinic, located at 915 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara. Screenings and information are available in Spanish and English.

Attendees who qualify will be eligible for free cancer screenings, including skin cancer screenings (for ages 20+), visual oral cancer screening (for ages 30+), clinical breast exams (for ages 40+), and colon cancer at-home screening kits (for ages 50-75). Future appointments for colonoscopies and women’s exams will be made for those who qualify. Health educators will also be on hand to provide cancer prevention information on topics including mammograms, the HPV vaccine, hereditary cancer risk and smoking cessation.

This event is designed primarily for those who do not otherwise have access to medical services. No appointment necessary. For more information, call Yessenia Marroquin of SBNC at (805) 617-7856.

About Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics provides comprehensive healthcare to all members of the community –insured, underinsured, on Medi-Cal, Medicare, and those who are uninsured, regardless of their ability to pay. Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics strives to achieve excellence and to maximize the potential of each employee, volunteer, and board member through a respectful and supportive organization. For more information, visit www.sbclinics.com.

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